BPD Remembers Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman John Lynch, 28, shot and killed in the line of duty on this day 110 years ago

BPD Remembers: The blue flame at the BPD Memorial forever burns bright for those lost in the line of duty. On this day 110 yrs ago (1/16/1908) Patrolman John Lynch, 28, was shot and killed by an armed robber in the area of Summer & Kingston Streets in Boston. Although many years have passed, the weight of his sacrifice has never grown lighter. As you go about your business today, we kindly ask you to offer a prayer for our fallen brother and for all those left behind in the wake of their losses so many years ago.